Discover Newsletter

Welcome to Discover newsletter! Your monthly resource for staying up to date and connected.

Share your Wisdom

You are what makes SDI a unique and welcoming community! We want to hear from you and encourage you to share your wisdom by answering a question each month. We are listening. Before 30 April, we want to know:

SDI has grown in the area of online education. What webinar topic would draw you in? Share your response now.

Presence Journal

Have you received the latest issue of Presence? What was your favorite article? What insight did it give you? Send your thoughts as a letter to the editor to Nick Wagner, [email protected]




Featured Resource

Do you need fresh ideas and contemplative suggestions to offer the people with whom you journey? Each month, SDI features resources you can incorporate in your spiritual care for yourself and others.

  1. Margaret Blackie, PhD, and Pegge Erkeneff talk about the intersection of spirituality and science.

    Questions this video addresses:
    1. How has spirituality given you access to your emotional being and your emotional self?
    2. What does the phrase “visible mystery” bring up for you?
    3. What does the contemplation of science look like for you?
  2. The Guidelines for Ethical Conduct is now available for free download in Norwegian! In order to serve our international community, the Guidelines have now been translated into seven languages! Stay tuned for more translations.

    The Norwegian translation was made possible through the careful work of Asle Røhne Rossavik and Ingvild Røsok. Thank you for your volunteer service—these translations raise awareness of spiritual direction around the world!


Contemplative Learning Opportunities

You need ongoing education in flexible, affordable formats, and Spiritual Directors International is the place to learn.

Stream Emerging Wisdom!
The Emerging Wisdom educational events in San Diego, California, USA, kick off this week!

Still interested in participating? Online registration has now closed, however you are welcome to register onsite in San Diego! If you are unable to participate in person, SDI is excited to announce that conference streaming is available. Registration for streaming closes Wednesday, 6 April. Don’t miss out—register today!

Please pray for safe travel for all participants, presenters, volunteers, and staff; that our global spiritual community will deepen and grow; and new wisdom will be embraced.


Free Seeker Teleconference
As a seeker, are you curious about spiritual direction? Would you like to find a spiritual companion to help you listen for the ways God is inviting you to become more fully alive? Learn how to take the first step with SDI Interim Executive Director Larry Pennings and spiritual seekers around the world during a free teleconference on 17 May. RSVP today!



Opportunity to Serve

Are you a writer? Is writing an important part of your spiritual practice? The SDI Blog is looking for you! The blog regularly features articles by SDI members sharing stories about the contemplative practice of the week, spiritual direction, and personal wisdom. E-mail [email protected] to learn more.

SDI Trivia Question

E-mail your answer to [email protected] by midnight Pacific Standard Time 18 April and enter to win an SDI goodie! Winner* will be notified 19 April and announced in the next month's issue of Discover.

The SDI coordinating council is in process of nominating a new member. Name one of the current coordinating council members. HINT: dig around the website for some clues!

Our March winner was Zena Liston, who won online streaming access to 2016 Emerging Wisdom conference! Congratulations, Zena.

*Winner will be selected by a random-name-picker tool.

Classified Announcements

FREE BOOKLET OF REFLECTIONS: “Listen with the ear of your heart” Benedictine Reflections on Accepting the Embrace of God
Short readings reflecting on some theological assumptions underlying the practice of spiritual direction. Access a PDF by clicking this link:
For a hard copy, contact Becky Van Ness, Director, Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Saint John’s School of Theology at [email protected].

Associate/Assistant Director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality
We are seeking a creative and compassionate individual to serve as the Assoc/Asst Director. S/He will collaborate to implement a contemporary vision of Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University. S/He will assist faculty and staff in their spiritual growth and understanding of Ignatian Spirituality. To learn more or apply visit Preferred start 8/01/2016.

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